What’s the current situation with the Labour Market in Scotland? How many people are employed?
A release on the Scottish Government website in January 2018 gave the following information:
The number of people in employment increased by 7,000 over the quarter with 2,662,000 people in employment in Scotland.
Labour Market Statistics released by the ONS for September to November 2017 show:
Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn said:
“These latest figures show 97,000 more people in employment compared to the pre-recession peak in Scotland’s economy and labour market, with rises in the numbers of people in work over the quarter and the year.
“It is also encouraging to see youth unemployment and female employment rates continuing to outperform the rest of the UK.
“The 2018/19 Draft Budget includes an extra £270 million of support for Scotland’s economy, including a new £150 million Building Scotland Fund to increase house building, commercial property and research and development, and £340 million to capitalise a Scottish National Investment Bank.”
|Employment and unemployment (Oct 2016-Sep 2017)|
|Perth And Kinross||Perth And Kinross||Scotland||Great Britain|
Source: ONS annual population survey
# Sample size too small for reliable estimate (see definitions)
† - numbers are for those aged 16 and over, % are for those aged 16-64
§ - numbers and % are for those aged 16 and over. % is a proportion of economically active
The current picture in Perth & Kinross is positive, with the figures for employment higher than the Scottish national average and the UK average.
If you’re an employer in Perth & Kinross and you’d like to find out more about the Perth & Kinross ESF Employability Pipeline or Positive Futures! programmes (e.g. job brokering, wage subsidies, offering work experience, supporting job-seekers, volunteering opportunities), please email the ESF Programme Management Office on EuropeanSocialFundPMO@pkc.gov.uk.